Golden Pheasant | Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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78
okay
480 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
Slovak Republic
zlatybazant.sk

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
480
Reviews:
275
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
15.98%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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Photo of migleskun
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MKV
3.36/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: A nice gold, with moderate head
Smell: nothing too particular, but pleasant enough grain
Taste: standard grain flavor, not too overdone. Not too bitter or too sweet. Well balanced.
Feel: comfortable enough mouthfeel. No bad aftertaste.

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Photo of Guessed
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice foamy head without getting soapy or coarse. Has a pleasant medium earthy, organic, musky, yeasty quality after a nice clear swallow. Very old world European tending towards Mediterranean. It's the kind of beer that makes drinking regular Canadian and American beer difficult afterwards (microbreweries excepted, of course - they ROCK!). Blends nicely with food and is just bitter enough to give it some character. Refreshing and friendly, it should have a broad appeal to both sexes and to all those who don't need more sugar or more bitter. Yum.

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Photo of Atg1095
3.72/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The beer is a brilliant golden color and has a foamy head about 1 finger thick and lots of carbonation. Has what I feel is a typical aroma for European beers. It is biscuity but has a little pit of spice to the aroma. The beer follows the nose pretty well, I get those biscuit like malts, slightly sweet followed by a freshness of hops to balance it out. There is a skunky aftertaste in my mouth though. The beer has good carbonation and is crisp.

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Photo of Pmicdee
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ZEB89
3.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cknoch
4.19/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jebrew
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 500 ml. green bottle with a production code of 5225703A00:30. Sampled on December 15, 2016.

It pours golden yellow with a tremendous, lasting white foamy head. Bubbly carbonation.

The aroma has all those Euro-Pilsener esters I like including toasted bread, biscuit, sweet malts, and grassy hops. Just a tad skunky in the green bottle.

Light to medium body and smooth.

The skunkiness is not in the flavor but the toast, sough dough, sweet notes, and grassy hops are. It finishes clean and crisp. I think it was pretty likable and I would have it again.

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Photo of bnes09
2.94/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Light and skunky. Nothing special.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.79/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mwalker526
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Greasy
3.69/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boo-urns
4.2/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HabaJohn
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.19/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Taste: Dry, this time might have got a little light struck in bottle, saline bitter funky. Gold and clear in color with a
soapy head with a medium body.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hearty yellow pour for style, 1/2" white head. Aroma had those zesty noble hop feels, I'm down. Almost hoped for some skunk in this one.

Taste didn't pop as much as hoped for, but its a pilsner, its mild, it does its thing. Highly carbonated, light pilsner malt, I mean, this is better than average for style. Average bitterness and noble/Saaz hop impact.

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Photo of chinchill
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

330 ml green bottle with a cryptic production stamp. Served in a lager glass.

A: Clear amber with a moderate size head that fades to a durable white top coat.

Smell: Euro hops dominate; faint bready malts

Taste: Better than the aroma suggests with more malt, especially up front. Mild+ bitterness.

M: Medium but softer (natural?) carbonation than usual for style (in bottles).

Overall: a decent Czech style pilsner.

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Photo of Squire123
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden promise of goodness.

Standard Euro Pilsner that falls slightly below the first flight. Light gold color, pleasant hops accenting the malt core, good texture and drinkability. Goes down easy and matches well with food.

Decent enough and worth seeking out to carry along on a pheasant hunting trip.

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Photo of TheBen5
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
2.94/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours clear, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is grain, grass, honey, and faint hops with lingering sweetness. Average to slightly below average Czech pilsener. Not a bad beer but, I have others that I prefer much more in the style.

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Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
3.38 out of 5 based on 480 ratings.
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